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Winter 2017 – 2018

Welcome to Back In Alsace

Here we go into 2018  with the Back in Alsace Project. We kicked off the guide to the wines of Alsace and the people who produce them back in August and we are slowly making progress populating the site. We managed 50+ visits to independent/family wine makers during the last 18 months – we’ll be sharing these producer profiles and the notes from our visits on Back In Alsace during the next few months.

We will also be sharing lots of STORIES from Alsace. Keep an eye out for these features as we explore the dynamics and events that help shape the ever-changing landscape of Alsace wine.

We are big supporters of producers who practice organic or biodynamic husbandry in the vineyards. And we applaud winemakers carrying this attitude through to techniques in the cellar, with natural fermentations, the use of traditional and non-traumatising physical methods, and a healthy disrespect for the use of additives.  These are the foundations that allow winemakers the opportunity to express a sense of terroir, whatever that is. A lot to discuss there – and we will be exploring these topics in the coming months.

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WINE REGION

What’s going on in the Alsace wine region at the moment ? Quite a lot. We start by looking at  projects around wine classification and an upsurge in activity from producer groups.

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PRODUCERS

Profiles of some serious Alsace winemakers who are making a difference.

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STORIES

Includes: Pinot Noir as a Grand Cru variety, the ACT association,  2017 growing season and harvest update, the 2017 summer Vins Libérés salon including an interview with Patrick Meyer.

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NUMBERS

Lets have a look at the production numbers from 2016 in Alsace. The wine region in numbers – varieties, exports, surfaces planted, trends.